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Daily Schmankerl: An update on Manchester City’s Leroy Sane; Is Napoli the best fit for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez?; Jann-Fiete Arp makes his training debut; Women’s World Cup coverage; and MORE!

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Bayern still chasing Sane (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich is apparently still chasing Manchester City’s Leroy Sane. Unless this persistent approach actually works, it could be remembered as a bit desperate.

Leroy Sane remains Bayern Munich’s top transfer target this summer and the German champions have not given up hope of landing the winger. There have been reports that Manchester City winger Sane is less than keen on the move, telling friends that he would prefer to stay with the Premier League champions and sign a new deal.

No one would argue that getting Sane would instantly improve Bayern, but the whole courtship is getting ridiculous. Hopefully, Sane speaks his mind shortly, so everyone can gain a little insight as to what is really going on.

The family of James is back and chiming in (Marca)

Oh boy, did we have to deal with this last summer. The entourage for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez is back in the news. The family and agent for the Colombia international do a fair amount of speaking for the player and now his father is stating that Napoli is the best choice for his son.

Wilson James Rodriguez Bedoya, the father of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez, believes that a move to Napoli would be the best option for his son this summer.The Colombian star would reunite with Carlo Ancelotti in Naples, the coach who brought him to Los Blancos in 2014 and then took him to Bayern Munich on loan in 2017.”[James] has had a lot of respect for Ancelotti since the start; he recognizes what he has done, he will know how to increase his value,” James’ father told CalcioNapoli24. “They’ve always had a strong friendship.”

James, of course, has been linked to Napoli, Juventus, and Atlético Madrid of late.

Women’s World Cup rundown (@FOXSoccer)

If you aren’t watching the Women’s World Cup, you are missing some great action. Here is yesterday’s recap from yesterday’s quarterfinal match:

ICYMI: The latest podcast has dropped! (Bavarian Football Works)

If you wanted to check out our latest podcast where we dive heavy into the FIFA Women’s World Cup, give us a listen!

Arp makes his training debut (@FCBayernEN)

Jann-Fiete Arp made his training debut for Bayern Munich as he suited up with Bayern II.

I love the kid’s attitude so far and I think he’s got a lot of talent. He’s young, but if he can show the tactical flexibility to play more than center-forward he could find a spot on the first-team roster this season.

Hernandez might spurn Leverkusen for Milan (Managing Madrid)

Real Madrid’s Theo Hernandez was linked to Bayer Leverkusen just a few weeks ago, but it appears that he will be headed to AC Milan on a loan after an unsuccessful stint last season at Real Sociedad. Interestingly, this report also had him linked to Bayern Munich where his brother Lucas will be suiting up in a few days.

Theo Hernandez is set to sign for Italian Serie A giants, AC Milan, on a 1 year loan deal with an obligation to purchase the player for €20 million according to both Marca and Italian outlet, Gazzetta dello Sport. The left back was one of the most sought after young talents after his sensational 2016-2017 with Alaves. Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and of course Real Madrid were just a few of the big name teams interested.

ICYMI: Bayern’s order of opponents has been released (@FCBayernEN)

Another U.S. teen headed to the Bundesliga? (@swearimnotpaul)

Goal’s Ronan Murphy is reporting that SC Freiburg might be looking to bring in Colorado Rapids prospect Cole Bassett.

Bassett is a 17-year-old midfielder and according to Murphy’s post: “any transfer of Bassett to Freiburg would have to wait until July 28 — when Bassett turns 18 — to be finalized.”

Fenerbahce announces Kruse (@Fenerbahce)

It’s official: Fenerbahce has signed former Werder Bremen star Max Kruse.

Why does it still look weird even though we’ve seen it before? (@matshummels)